God, We come before You, We are humbled by the Omnipotent Power that You have in our lives and in all of Creation. There is nothing that happens that You are not aware of. You are the God of Creation, You are the God of our Forefathers, You are the God of this age, You are the God of circumstance, You are the God of every detail of everything. Nothing happens apart from Your Authority.
You are on the Throne and You are opening the Heavens to us as we humble ourselves and surrender our hearts and minds and souls to You. You are exceedingly able to to transform every situation, to heal every hurt and heart and disease and to make a way where there seems to be no way. You are waiting for us to acknowledge You in all our ways and as we are doing that You are making our paths straight. We believe this truth, we are living this truth and we are spreading this truth that You might receive all the honor and all the glory for all that happens in our lives. We are becoming living testimonies of Your Power and Your Love.
We come together on this blog and we profess that You are Lord. We Praise You, We honor You with our thoughts, attitudes, actions, words and work. We walk forward in victory that You are for us and winning every battle on our behalf. We trust You to do the work as we obediently listen for Your voice and then do what You ask us to. We are Your Servants, You are our King……
We humble ourselves before Your throne of Grace and Mercy and we ask for forgiveness for our sins of not trusting out, of not acknowledging You in all our ways, and of leaning on our own understanding and reacting in words or actions that are not pleasing to you. We purge every negative attitude or thought from our hearts and minds and souls for we are Your Precious Children and You created us to be filled with Love and Peace and Patience and Self Control. We repent….We accept Your forgiveness and we rejoice that Your Grace is new every moment of every day until we reside at home again with You where there is no pain, temptation or sin.
It is only through the continual download of Your Holy Spirit that we can possibly live a life that honors and glorifies You. We yield our thoughts and words and actions to You and ask that You would indeed surround us with a shield of Your Holy Spirit to protect us from the negativity of this world and its traps and temptations to pull us away from You and into the pit of living our lives desiring to please our flesh and not You.
Oh Lord surround us with Your Loving arms and make them tight, we need to be enclosed in the cocoon of Your Spirit for a season that we might be protected and refreshed and revived by the power of Your Holy Spirit to do what You have called us to. Oh Lord Your word speaks so clearly of our need to offer up to You our lives as a living sacrifice. Strengthen us through Your word Oh Lord and may Romans 12 be our protein shake that gives us the energy to live out what we believe with all our hearts and minds and souls….
By the Mercy of You God may we present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to You, which is Your reasonable service. We will not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that You may prove what is that good and acceptable and Your perfect will….
We put on our Armor for we are in a battle that will rage on until we enter eternity. We wrestle not with flesh and blood but with forces of evil. We have been given the Power through Your Spirit to be Victorious and it is through Your Spirit that we “put on” our Armor. We put on our helmet of salvation, our breastplate of righteousness, our belt of truth, our shoes of peace, our shield of faith, and we take up the sword which is Your Holy Word.
Your word says that we belong to You and that You fight the battle for us….We yield ourselves to You and stand unafraid of the battle that rages all around us that continually tempts us to give in and become part of the world and its ways again. Yes, we get weary of the battle and at times feel overwhelmed but Lord You are our God, You ask us to be over comers. We stand up and declare victory in Your name for our marriages, for our families, for our children, for our children s children, for our country, for our leaders, for our churches, for our leaders, for our schools, for our local government and for the entertainment industry.
You give us the tools, You give us the heart, You give us the passion, and You give us the power. We thank You for those gifts. We cry out in one voice for Your Will to be done here on earth as it is in Heaven and we cry out for You to destroy the enemy and fend off his attacks. We come together in one voice and in one accord on this blog and we declare that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We take captive every thought and conform it to the obedience of Jesus Christ. We belong to You Lord God, we are Your Army…..We stand united in Christ and ready to serve You…..
We pray in the Spirit. We Rejoice evermore. We set our affections and our attention upon Christ. You rejoice with Us as we rejoice with You.
Rise up Your gifts in us Lord God…. You created them, You formed them….Reveal them to us and to the world….Some of us know who we are and how you have gifted us and some of us do not have a clue…..You know every detail of our lives and Your word says that You know every hair on our head….We need You Lord God to show us Your Love, Your Power and Your Purpose for us…..whisper to our hearts….. guide and direct our thoughts to come to understand who we are in You and what gifts You have given us….increase our giftings and increase our ability to make a difference for You with them in one anther’s lives and in the lives of those You direct us to love and serve.
Reveal to us, Your Precious children, the depth of Your lovingkindness. Unveil the beauty of who we are in You. Show us how You are using our gifts and talents and hearts. Display Your majesty as You show us how You are weaving all things together in our lives for Your plans and Purposes. Give us clarity of mind, humility of heart and joy that empowers and sustains the bounce in our steps that we might look different to the world. Let us not reflect a life of doom and gloom and battles that never end but rather let us reflect the joy and peace that can only come from living a victorious life in Christ knowing that this world is not our home and that we belong to You. In Jesus name….Amen